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Pronunciation: pro-fun'da

Definition: The deep one; a term applied to structures (muscles, nerves, veins, and arteries, etc.) that lie deep in the tissues, especially when contrasted with a similar, more superficial (sublimis) structure.

[L. fem. of profundus, deep]

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